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  1. Thank you for your advice I have been reading a lot in this forum and it seems like everyone is saying the additional salary in IM would pay off in the next 10 years or it takes a lot of specialists decades to catch up. I am wondering if someone could clarify this as it doesn't really make sense to me?
  2. I don't think you would make a million in FM in those extra 3 years but I agree with you that you are out sooner and can start paying your loans and invest.
  3. I too have some regrets and maybe worries ... I was very torn between FM and IM going into CaRMS and finally decided on ranking FM higher because of short duration of residency, flexibility, and better work-life balance and perhaps I was very exhausted by the whole CaRMS process and didn't want to go through this again! I ended up matching to my first choice FM program and I am grateful for that, but I can't help that sometimes I think about "what ifs" like what if I realize that I should have done IM and I made the wrong choice! and these thoughts really bothers me ... anyways, just wanted to
  4. Do programs see the actual score or just PASS/FAIL? Also, does it have any impact in case you want to transfer to another program? Thanks
  5. Congrats! I am curious what did you match to?
  6. Anyone has an idea about how transferring from FM ...> IM work and if it is at all possible?
  7. I am just curious to know why you are transferring from IM to FM?! I thought it's usually the other way around and feel like IM was very popular this year ...
  8. How is the job prospect for FM + 1 EM in BC? Also, what steps one need to take to optimize the chances of matching to +! EM?
  9. Hi, I wasn't sure if I should make a different post but I am in the exact similar situation and I dreading finalizing my ROL because I cannot decide if I want to rank my home IM or FM program first I like Medicine and I enjoy the intellectual stimulation of IM but at the same time, I am in my 30s already and thinking about a 5 year residency program (at least 3 years of avg 1 in 4 calls) with the uncertainty of matching to my desired specialty (Rheumatology) in my desired location and also having to work really hard and try to impress everyone for a successful second round of CaRMS sound
  10. I am not sure how much they make but I feel like in a FFS model when you charge $28 per patient and seeing maybe 5-6 patients/hr if you are very efficient, it doesn't add up to be much after overhead and taxes so you have to actually work VERY HARD! This is solely based on my own calculation and i was hoping that somebody could provide some insight.
  11. Thank you everyone for sharing their insight here. I really love family medicine but I also applied for another specialty and I am trying to make some decisions.... I have talked to some family doctors who discouraged me from FM mainly because of feeling that they are not well compensated and if they could go back, they would not do FM. Although they still find it rewarding, they don't feel like they are well compensated for the work they do and often have to work really hard to be able to cover the cost of their overhead and at the end, their take home is not much. I am wondering if others ha
  12. I was wondering the same! So far, I have not heard anything.
  13. Thanks for your reply. I have not received any email. I am going to email them I guess.
  14. Has anyone heard from the Manitoba FM interview scheduling? I have my carms portal updated but no email
  15. Had anyone any luck getting interviews from waitlist? I just don't see the point of waitlist given that the interviews are all virtual
  16. Did anyone still waiting to hear from Manitoba FM? I know they sent invitation last week but I haven't heard back and they haven't updated my portal ... I assume it's a "No" but I thought they would update the portal at least
  17. I am sorry to hear that! I am in a similar boat and I thought I am a strong applicant but ended up with only few interviews, way lower than I expected ... Did you only apply to IM?
  18. How many interviews are good enough to feel safe? I know it sounds like a stupid question but I just had a really tough day with all the rejections today from a two specialties that are supposed to be not so competitive
  19. Has anyone heard from Manitoba FM? The interview tracker says they sent the invites yesterday but I haven't heard anything and my portal is empty...
  20. I haven't gotten the actual email from Dal FM but I can see my status updated on the portal. Did anyone get an actual email yet to schedule the interview?
  21. Yea actually I just asked a couple of people and it seems like they sent some rejections on Friday ...
  22. Is anyone know if they are sending it on a rolling basis? I want to know if i should be hopeful or not ....
  23. Congratulations on matching to a competitive program and thank you so much for your very thorough input! It is very helpful to hear this from someone who has been through the process already. I have done most of my electives now including FM and IM. Going to the 4th year, I had all my eyes set on IM and decided to do 14 IM electives and 6 FM electives; however, as the CaRMS is approaching and really reflecting on my experiences during the 4th year, I realize that perhaps FM is a better option for me individually given my personal situation. I have 6 weeks of FM (4 wks hospitalist ad 2 wks rura
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